How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
--Annie Dillard, author (b. 30 Apr 1945)
(48:7.26) The destiny of eternity is determined moment by moment by the achievements of the day by day living. The acts of today are the destiny of tomorrow.
(111:1.5) What you are today is not so important as what you are becoming day by day and in eternity.
(147:5.7) What you are becoming day by day is of infinitely more importance than what you are today.
Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. From 1980, Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.